Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Guildhall, Chard

Contact: Jo Morris, Case Officer - 01935 462055  Email: jo.morris@southsomerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Previous Meetings

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meetings held on 11th December 2019 and 22nd January 2020.

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Council's current Code of Conduct (as amended 26 February 2015), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests, Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also "prejudicial") in relation to any matter on the agenda for this meeting.

Members are reminded that they need to declare the fact that they are also a member of a County, Town or Parish Council as a Personal Interest.  Where you are also a member of Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council within South Somerset you must declare a prejudicial interest in any business on the agenda where there is a financial benefit or gain or advantage to Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council which would be at the cost or to the financial disadvantage of South Somerset District Council. 

Planning Applications Referred to the Regulation Committee

The following members of this Committee are also members of the Council's Regulation Committee:

Councillors Jason Baker, Sue Osborne and Linda Vijeh.

Where planning applications are referred by this Committee to the Regulation Committee for determination, Members of the Regulation Committee can participate and vote on these items at the Area Committee and at Regulation Committee.  In these cases the Council's decision-making process is not complete until the application is determined by the Regulation Committee.  Members of the Regulation Committee retain an open mind and will not finalise their position until the Regulation Committee.  They will also consider the matter at Regulation Committee as Members of that Committee and not as representatives of the Area Committee.

4.

Date and Venue for Next Meeting

Councillors are requested to note that the next Area West Committee meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 5.30pm at The Guildhall, Chard.

5.

Public Question Time

This is a chance to ask questions, make comments and raise matters of concern.

Parish/Town Councils may also wish to use this opportunity to ask for the District Council’s support on any matter of particular concern to their Parish/Town.

Anyone wishing to raise matters in relation to items on the agenda may do so at the time the item is considered.

6.

Chairman's Announcements

7.

Presentation on Affordable Housing in South Somerset pdf icon PDF 68 KB

8.

Area West Community Grant Request - Allowenshay Mains Water Project (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Area West Committee:

 

1.    Agreed a grant of £12,500 be awarded to Allowenshay Mains Water Ltd, to be allocated from the Area West Capital Programme and subject to standard grant conditions.

 

2.    Recommend that a report requesting further funding is made to District Executive for consideration in April or May 2020.

 

Reason:

To consider a financial contribution towards the provision of mains water to the hamlet of Allowenshay.

 

(Voting: Unanimous)

9.

Chard Regeneration Scheme Update Report pdf icon PDF 81 KB

10.

Reports from Members on Outside Organisations pdf icon PDF 67 KB

11.

Area West Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 86 KB

12.

Area West - Area Chapter 2019/2020 Quarter 3 Overview (For Information Only) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

13.

Planning Appeals (For Information Only) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

14.

Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined by Committee pdf icon PDF 72 KB

15.

Planning Application 19/00698/OUT - Land OS 0420, Part Tail Mill Lane, Merriott, TA16 5PF pdf icon PDF 506 KB

16.

Planning Application 19/00810/FUL - Land At Tail Mill, Tail Mill Lane, Merriott, TA16 5PF pdf icon PDF 344 KB